Posts Tagged ‘octopus


the madness, revisited.

I never imagined the chef made bandannas would ever take off.

It’s viral.

It’s the same feeling after cooking a service and flipping the restuarant 3 times.

Amazing and amazing.

First off the response – from grandmas to grandpas, uncles, aunts, mothers, cousins and all the family in between – after exposed to mise en gear, have found a relative that needs it.

Not wants – but needs.

Two years ago when I knew that I needed to wear a bandanna that I loved I never thought that someone else would too. Proven wrong with stride.

Enough back patting – what does it mean?

Firstly – the most badass cooking outfitter in Ottawa is proudly representing the mise -C. A. Paradis –  the Grandma is the entrance welcomer. 

Secondly I’ve been overtaken for the first time by in sales versus the lets go to my locker model – Branson never had luck with that with Virgin either.

Thirdly the buzz and impact the you all have made has drawn an incredible rank of people willing to help me help you – and it couldn’t be more well received.

All of life is still a maniacs run to the loonie bin, but the guidelines are getting closer on point.


Have a good service,





I’d rather have a beer with a fisherman.




something old, something new.

occy duo

I’ve continued to print various octopus designs the past few days and learned a few things.

I’ve got this bandanna colour entitled canvas that I like to use for light coloured prints – pinks, oranges, greens, blues – and discovered something neat about them.

One of my occy prints I wanted to print looking “fresh vintage” its like buying jeans with tears in them all ready. So instead of washing and softening the fabric before printing I went the reverse, print first wash later. I got what I was looking for 🙂

occy duo folded on the printing board

I’m going to do some more of them either on white or another light colour without the vintage technique later tonight!
have a good service,


don’t drink the (sea) water


a few new designs…

oyster bandanna


Ive been playing with more and more images, making designs for bandannas as well as Tees.

occy bandanna 2

occy and ss crab

The first is the oysters (east coast) with the shucker the boys made me at WBOH.

The second is a few things I thought looked cool together; occy, soft shell crab and chopsticks.

Enjoy long turkey weekend everyone!

out for now,


you can’t stop the funk.